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2016-02-29 06:20

CAPTIVA UPGRADED: Chevrolet has launched its new Captiva in South Africa with a host of interior and styling tweaks. Image: Quickpic

  • Exterior and interior Changes
  • New MyLink System
  • Loads of standard features

Port Elizabeth - Chevrolet's Captiva, first launched locally in 2007,  receives a faclift in 2016. 

Enhancements to the SA range include a new grille and front end more in-line with the latest Chevrolets. The SUV's headlights sport LED daytime running lights (with auto on/off).

Image gallery: 2016 Chevrolet Captiva

Completing its fresh design are 18” alloys and integrated side steps.


The 2016 Captiva gains the automaker's MyLink infotainment system with an 18cm touch screen. The second-generation of MyLink introduces phone projection technology, a first in its segment, and allows users with compatible smart phones the ability to project some of their phone’s apps and functions onto the vehicle's infotainment system.

The interior also benefits from a new leather steering wheel, new dashboard and redesigned instrument cluster.


The Captiva is available in either 2.4 litre petrol or 2.2 litre turbo diesel guise. The 2.4 litre petrol is capable of 123kW/230Nm and can be mated to either manual or six-speed auto transmission. Fuel consuption is rated at 8.8 l/100km with emissions of 210g/km. In manual guise it reaches 0 to 100km/h in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 190km/h. The auto version reaches 100km/h in 11 seconds and a top speed of 181 km/h.

The 2.2 litre diesel engine produces 135kW/400Nm ans is only avaible with a six-speed auto. Fuel consupmtion is rated at 7.8 litres/100km with emissions of 208g/km. Fitted with a diesel the SUV reaches 100km/h in 9.8 seconds and a top speed of 192km/h.  

Standard features include:

On-board computer
Eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat
Dual zone climate control
MyLink 2.0 with large touchscreen
Rear park assist
Cruise control
Keyless entry and start
Hill descent and assist
Power folding side-mirrors

The 2016 Captiva achieved a 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating achieved with a host of safety features including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control Systems (TCS), Braking Assist System (BAS), Hill Start Assist (HAS) and Hill Descent Control (HDC).


Chevrolet Captiva 2.4 LT FWD M/T - R396 600
Chevrolet Captiva 2.4 LT FWD A/T - R415 500
Chevrolet Captiva 2.2 D LT FWD A/T - R431 30

The 2016 Captiva is sold with Chevrolet's Complete Care Programme which covers regular servicing and road side emergencies - standard with a three-year or 60 000km service plan. Warranty and Roadside Assistance is covered for five-years or 120 000km, with a five-year or unlimited kilomtre anti-corrosion warranty. 

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